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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Accelerating polarization, declining trust. 

1462220884841Whites exposed to the racial demographic shift information preferred interactions/settings with their own ethnic group over minority ethnic groups; expressed more negative attitudes toward Latinos, Blacks, and Asian Americans; and expressed more automatic pro-White/anti-minority bias. … These results suggest that rather than ushering in a more tolerant future, the increasing diversity of the nation may instead yield intergroup hostility.That’s the summary of a set of experiments by psychologists at Northwestern University. Their work is supported by abundant evidence across the social sciences, including perhaps most famously a 2007 paper by Robert Putnam showing that increases in ethnic diversity lead to collapses in civic health. Trust among neighbors declines, as does voting, charitable giving, and volunteering.

Source: Donald Trump and the Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy – The Atlantic

Injectable sponges used for first time to stop soldier’s bleeding | Fox News

Brilliant, another useful tool for your blowout kit.

A U.S. military surgical team used an innovative device to staunch the bleeding on a gunshot victim, RevMedx, the company that makes it, recently announced. That marks the first documented occasion that the device has been used in a patient clinically, the company said.

Source: Injectable sponges used for first time to stop soldier’s bleeding | Fox News